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12th November 2019
 
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Investment To Offer The Market Even More Choice When It Comes To The Added-Value And Unique Warmcore Range

 

Hot on the heels of the announcement about its investment in a new senior management team, the Aperture Group is now in a position to announce several new product launches across its WarmCore range, an endorsement of the company’s commitment to invest in products as well as people.

Robin Baker, MD of the core Aperture Business: “My intention when I joined the team was to look closely at our product offering, refine it where necessary but most importantly, ask customers what they want and need, and then meet these needs. I’m delighted to announce that the first among these new product launches will be a brand new range of WarmCore Powder-Coated RALs and Woodgrain foils with a new WarmCore French Window offering following soon.

 
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Sash Window Specialist Quickslide Adds The Spectus Vertical Slider To Its Portfolio

 

One of the pioneering fabricators of PVC-U sliding sash windows, Quickslide, has recently added the market leading Spectus Vertical Slider to its portfolio.

Tom Swallow, Sales and Marketing Director of Quickslide, said: “We chose the Spectus VS because it is a market-leading system from a systems supplier we know can perform. We take care to choose suppliers we can rely on to deliver the right level of service, investment and support. We know from our existing relationship with Epwin Window Systems that that’s exactly what we’ll get.”

 
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Window And Residential Door Trends For 2020

 

As 2019 draws to a close, The Residence Collection are already looking towards 2020, with a view to leading the market in terms of tomorrow’s window and residential door design convention, across their R2, R7 and R9 product platforms.

The Residence Collection was the first brand in the PVCu sector to develop a flush casement window, in the form of what the company says still remains the only true timber casement alternative, based on traditional 19th Century window dimensions.

 
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Sheerline® By Garnalex – Coming Soon!

 

Garnalex, the company that’s been attracting attention for the sheer scale of its investment in aluminium, and its ambition to re-invent aluminium windows and doors from the ground up for the 2020s, will launch its innovative Sheerline® window and door system in Q1 2020.

“Garnalex’ team of technical experts has redesigned the aluminium window from scratch, and the Sheerline system will revolutionise the way aluminium windows are fabricated, installed and sold,” says Garnalex CEO Roger Hartshorn.

 
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Conformance Convenience From Mila

 

Mila has added a new page to its website dedicated to conformance, so that customers can quickly and easily access any of the test certificates they need on Mila products (www.mila.co.uk/test-certificates).

It has created a virtual library which customers can visit whenever they need to demonstrate conformance on a particular contract and simply click to download the certificate they require.

The library already includes things like the Kitemark certificates for Mila’s ProSecure and SupaSecure range of cylinders and security ,

 
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Carl F Groupco’s John Crittenden Celebrates Thirty Years

 

John Crittenden has celebrated thirty years with the ‘Carl F’ hardware distribution organisation. On 1st November 1989 he joined Carl F Petersen as Managing Director. He went on to oversee the business through various changes in group structure including managing the European hardware business for Carl F International and

D Line. In 2010, he managed the successful merger that saw the formation of the current limited company,

 
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ART OF THE POSSIBLE

 

In the world of composite doors, colour, from timeless classics to cutting edge contemporary, is the number one growing trend. As a market leader in coloured and painted composite doors, DOORCO has announced a substantial increase in sales in this area.

Dan Sullivan, MD of DOORCO explains: “This part of our business grew by around 75% in 2017 to 2018 and in 2019 we are currently seeing a 12% increase year to date compared with 2018. It has in fact become such a major part of our offering, we even have our own

 
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Dear Gerald

 

Throughout the year entrance doors are faced with keeping the elements out and in securing homes right across the UK. With composite doors now the main choice for discerning homeowners with over 50% share of the entrance door market, they are now under the most exacting scrutiny due to the large numbers of installations, each and every week.

By definition a composite door is made up of different materials and combined are designed to look good, with the promise of an extended life span well in excess of 10 years.

 
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Distinction Doors Scoop Up Recognition In The Be Well@Work Awards

 

Expanding on their success in 2018, and in worthy recognition of their ongoing investment into employee wellbeing this year, on 2nd October Distinction Doors’ Health and Wellbeing team attended the Barnsley Council Be Well@Work Awards ceremony. Known internally as ‘Health and Wellbeing Champions’, the team comprises of Paul Hewkin, Gillian Sauermann, Mark Taylor, Earl McPherson, Krystel Wroe and Milan Tomic; each and every one of them committed to improving the lives of their colleagues.

 
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Partners Group Named One Of The North’s Top PR Agencies

 

PR agency, The Partners Group, which has worked in the door and window industry for more than 30 years, has been ranked number 40 in the Prolific North Top 50 PR Agencies list, rising two places since last year.

The ranking is based on financial information taken from Companies House and data supplied by more than 200 PR agencies, which are either based in or have offices in the North of England.

 
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Green Building Store Uses SWISSPACER To Achieve Passivhaus Standard

 

Green Building Store supplies a range of specialist products and services for low energy building projects and actively promotes the Passivhaus standard in the UK. Warm edge spacers play an important role in helping windows achieve this highly energy efficient standard. The company has specified SWISSPACER’s top performing warm edge bars in its windows since 2010.

When Green Building Store developed Ultra, a range of triple glazed windows certified to Passivhaus standard, it needed a spacer bar with

 
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Lucy Russell Announced As New Ultraframe Accounts Manager

 

Ultraframe has announced a new role for Lucy Russell, as Accounts Manager for the North West & Midlands.
Lucy joined the company in 2018 in response to a ‘significant number’ of customers switching to Ultraframe and has been instrumental in ensuring that the move to Ultraframe is as effortless as possible for retailers – enabling them to quickly and efficiently begin to install the company’s range of conservatory and extension roof products.

 
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Fullex Celebrates 20 Years With Secured By Design

 

This year, Fullex is celebrating 20 years as a Secured by Design (SBD) member. The leading manufacturer of high-security multi-point locking systems for composite, timber, PVCu, steel and aluminium doors had the honour of being the very first company to join Secured by Design in 1999, when SBD developed a product-based police accreditation scheme.

Today, all Fullex products are Secured by Design and PAS 24 approved, including the respected and widely specified Crimebeater

 
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A Trade From Wood To Upvc Windows At Helston College

 

Glazerite installer Collington & Company has put the finishing touches on a project to transform a draughty school into an energy efficient building.

The two week long job at Cornwall-based Helston Community College saw 38 Halo Rustique windows installed. Sourced from Collington & Co’s fabricator, The Glazerite UK Group Ltd, the fully sculptured white windows replaced the deteriorating wooden windows, which were over 40 years old.

 
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Clayton Glass Double Up On Acquisitions From Aperture

Clayton Glass Ltd have acquired both Global Glass manufacturing sites from Aperture Trading Limited, in a deal that will see the specialist IGU manufacturer take on the plant and equipment, goodwill, premises and workforce of these two established

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Growth For Window And Door Foam Sealants In 2020 Despite Uncertainty

A leading supplier of window and door foam sealing tapes says there will be growth in 2020 despite uncertainty around Brexit and the economic plans of the new Government.

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Framexpress Support For Installer-Fabricators

Framexpress has launched a new support package for installer-fabricators to help them expand their product offering without any investment. They have extended their 4-hour quote and express colour service so that installers who fabricate

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Newglaze Boosts Aluminium Business With Virtu-Al

Newglaze Windows Ltd is the latest in a string of installers to partner with Virtuoso Doors and close more sales with the Virtu-AL aluminium textured composite door in an aluminium outer frame.

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We’re Over The Moon With AluK Bi-Fold Doors From Abcell

“Our customers are over the moon with their new AluK bi-fold doors,” say Abcell’s customer Phil Parsonage, of Phil Parsonage Windows. “The BSF70 8m x 2m doors were big, but they were a pleasure to fit.

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Product News

Illbruck Ascends On Coventry’s Tallest Building

At 23 storeys, it’s one of the Midland’s tallest, most ambitious buildings – and a striking addition to the Coventry skyline.

The four-towered CODE Student Accommodation building will house

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Machinery

Newbury Commercial Futureproofs With New Emmegi Quadra

Four years to the day after it took delivery of an Emmegi Precision TS2 saw and Phantomatic X4 machining centre, Warwick based Newbury Commercial Glazing upgraded to a 12 axis Quadra L1 fully automatic cutting and machining centre.

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Internet

New Portal Puts Shepley Customers One Click Away From A Host Of Free Features

Trade window and composite door fabricator Shepley has launched its new website portal, enabling customers to log in and access practical resources and support for their businesses.

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On-Site

New Rio Windows Leave Home Looking Flush

Life is now much sweeter for a Norfolk couple who are the first people to have REHAU’s Rio flush fit windows installed in their home, fabricated by Climatec. Tim Whipps Windows worked wonders to replace the tired old windows in Mr and Mrs Farrell’s

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TuffX Brings Modern Style To British Holidaymakers

Nestled amid the narrow lanes and open fields of Dorset lies a coastal oasis for British holidaymakers. Popular all year round, Hoburne Park is the latest recipient of high-quality products from glass safety specialist,

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Awards

Korniche Wins Best Rooflight And Lantern System At Conservatory & Orangery Awards

The Korniche Aluminium Roof Lantern picked up another independently judged award at the inaugural Conservatory & Orangery Awards on October 30th – Best Rooflight and Lantern System. And even though not

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The Stig Helps Shift GAI Awards Into Top Gear

Former Top Gear Stig, Ben Collins, has been announced as this year’s guest speaker at the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) Education Awards.

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Ultraframe Delighted With Wins At The Conservatory & Orangery Awards

The team at Ultraframe was delighted to see 4 out of the 7 categories at the inaugural Conservatory & Orangery Awards awarded to Ultraframe, its products and its retailers.

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Double Delight For Prefix At The NFA’s

Prefix Systems did the double at the National Fenestration Awards, with the most votes for Conservatory Roof Fabricator 2019 and with marketing coordinator, Hannah Gilrane, nominated as Social Networker 2019.

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